Tag Archives: budgets

A Budget Post (non governmental)

Warning: Long Post: get yourself a cuppa and some biscuits. Coronavirus: Poorest forced to borrow more to get through crisis The above headline caught my eye this morning (link) and although it doesn’t actually say how many people were included in … Continue reading

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According to whom? A reblog

Originally posted on pensitivity101:
Inflation is down to 1.9% according to the media today. When I’d finished spluttering into my cuppa, I had to laugh. Inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) dropped to 1.9 per cent in…

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Household Budgets

Hubby was listening to something on the internet about budgets yesterday and how to adapt when income has diminished to make ends meet. As we walked Maggie for the final time last night, we agreed that although we are on … Continue reading

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Misleading title

I saw a headline yesterday saying that due to the Coronavirus, household utility bills could rise by £32 per month  (source) That sent panic alarms, buttons, palpitations and heaven knows what else through my head as our utility bill for … Continue reading

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Fourteen pounds on your weekly food bill

Apparently this is the figure the experts have come up with according to my neighbour who was watching TV (we don’t have one). To be honest, I can believe that on a family shop. Regular readers will know I’m a … Continue reading

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Council Budgets: my thoughts

Having just spoken with our completely shattered postman, I can save our council hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds in postage alone, not to mention additional costs for suitable footwear. Excluding temporary accommodation and holiday caravans, there are over 55,000 … Continue reading

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Headline grabber: 18 Jan 2020

I’ve just seen this on Yahoo (link) Apart from the Andrex toilet rolls (I paid £3.75 for 9 in Tesco this month and they are actually the same price in Lidl at the moment) and Weetabix which was over £2 … Continue reading

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Headline Grabber

Once in a while something in the headlines catches my eye which generates an opinion bordering on a rant. First of all,  let me remind you of this from a couple of months ago: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2019/09/14/good-news-and-bad-news/ It’s worth a read because … Continue reading

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Back to Office work

No, I haven’t had to get a job to make ends meet following our reduction in income, but I am intending to revisit my spreadsheets and make them easier not only to complete, but also to understand. We have found … Continue reading

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Good News and Bad News

For the past eight weeks, we have been waiting for The Brown Envelope to hit the mat sealing Hubby’s fate following his assessment a couple of months ago. In truth, we received a letter a fortnight or so ago saying … Continue reading

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